Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hamma Hamma Lake District

To the lake district with my newish Dog.  This was Sage’s first big hike.  We did 7 miles with at least a mile of brush crashing.  Sage handled it well but she seemed sore that evening.

Fall colors are out and I ended up walking around in circles just enjoying the journey and forgetting about the destination.

A man and  a child on a quad were at the destination and that made me unhappy.  This is a peaceful place with lots of solitude.  Quad noises are not welcome.

Fall mushrooms are out.  I found some edibles and lots more to take pictures of.

Sphagnum moss

Monday, October 3, 2016


I went to a bryophyte workshop last week and I learned a lot.  Most of what I learned was about basic microscopy!  I can now do a sphagnum branch leaf cross section!  I can also tell up from down sometimes.. but not enough to get out of doing leaf cross sections it seems.

Sphagnum fuscum branch leaf cross section
Sphagnum girgensohnii stem leaf

Sphagnum fuscum stem leaf
Sphagnum capillifolium